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Fish Farm, Part II Problem

Ratios (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
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This problem allows students to investigate different data collection methods. Students realize that they get different data depending on whether they have a small sample size, but a large number of t...
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Fractals: Koch Snowflake

Fractals (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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This activity shows how to make the Koch Snowflake fractal handson, stepbystep by using triangle grid paper which is provided.
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Fractals: Sierpinski Triangle

Fractals (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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This activity shows how to make a Sierpinski Triangle handson, stepbystep by using triangle grid paper which is provided.
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Fraction Darts

Fractions (Math 6) 
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Fraction Darts is a Microworlds Applet activity that challenges students to pop a balloon situated on a number line from 0 to 1 by throwing fractional darts. The student sets a numerator and denomi...
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Fractris Problem

Adding fractions (Math 6) 
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This problem deals with basic addition of fractions. However, some of the questions also encourage students to investigate different ways to get the fractions to add up to 1. By multiplying all the fr...
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Galactic Exchange Problem

Ratio and proportion (Math 6) 
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This problem allows students to investigate ratio and proportion, by discovering the exchange rate between different alien currencies (i.e. 7 circles have the same value as 3 triangles, etc.) By manip...
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Getting to Know the Shapes

Polyhedra (Math 6) 
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The first of five activities for use with the "Exploring Geometric Solids and Their Properties" tool from NCTM.
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Go the Distance

Least common multiple (Math 6)+ 
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The interactive paper pool game in this iMath investigation provides an opportunity for students to further develop their understanding of ratio, proportion, and least common multiple.
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Graph Zooming Problem

Ratio and proportion (Math 6)+ 
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By asking students about the intersection between two lines, this problem involves solving two linear equations graphically. However, the main purpose of the problem is to investigate what happens whe...
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Graphing Points in the Plane

Rect coordinate geometry (Math 6) 
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Instructions illustrating how to graph points in the plane.
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I Took a Trip on a Train

Geometry in space (Math 6) 
Java Applet 
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Visualization activitygiven a map and different photos, identify location of photographer.
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In the Dark with an Elephant P...

Representations (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
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Gives students experience in manipulating graphs by changing domain and range values for the viewing window, which can easily be carried over to more powerful tools such as graphing calculators. Allow...
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Integer Arithmetic

Addition (Math 6)+ 
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These guided, interactive activities use number lines, color chips, and a variety of scenarios to help students understand what an integer is and how to do signed addition, subtraction and multiplicat...
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Leonardo da Vinci Activity

Variables (Math 6)+ 
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Students answer the question: Is the ratio of our arm span to our height really equal to 1? If an emphasis is given to a/h = 1, this can be an engaging activity using variables. Use a spreadsheet to w...
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Lo Shu Magic Square

Operations with numbers (Math 6) 
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Magic squares have been around for over 3,000 years. They are descendants of the oldest known number mystery, the legend of Lo Shu, found in China in a book entitled Yih King.
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Locker Problem Activity

Patterns and sequences (Math 6)+ 
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A classroom activity (also called 1000 Lockers) to be explored through the use of manipulatives and a ClarisWorks spreadsheet. Students then look for patterns and write the answer algebraically.
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Look for Patterns

Least common multiple (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
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The interactive paper pool game in this iMath investigation provides an opportunity for students to further develop their understanding of ratio, proportion, and least common multiple.
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Make a Shape Jacket

Polyhedra (Math 6) 
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The fifth of five activities for use with the "Exploring Geometric Solids and Their Properties" tool from NCTM.
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Math Insight  Digging Dirt

Volume (Math 6)+ 
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An application problem that asks students to help an excavation company prepare a bid for one of their clients by calculating what they should charge to dig a hole. To solve the problem students must ...
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Modular Arithmetic Lesson

Operations with numbers (Math 6)+ 
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Clock (or modular) arithmetic is arithmetic you do on a clock instead of a number line. Investigate arithmetic using a 12hour, 10hour, and 2hour clock.
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Mosaic Problem

Adding fractions (Math 6) 
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This problem deals with basic addition of fractions. In addition, the second question brings up basic ideas of calculus, i.e. using smaller and smaller rectangles to approximate an irregular shape. Th...
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No Matter What Shape Your Frac...

Fractions (Math 6) 
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Students use pattern blocks to investigate and build relations among fractions.
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Patterns, Relations, and Funct...

Patterns and sequences (Math 6)+ 
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This eModule presents sequences of geometric patterns and encourages students to generate rules and functions describing relationships between the pattern number and characteristics of the pattern. S...
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Perimeter and Area

Perimeter (Math 6)+ 
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Guided, interactive activities with geoboards help students understand the concepts of perimeter and area, with practice in calculating the areas of rectangles, triangles, and irregular polygons.
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Polyrhythm Problem

Least common multiple (Math 6) 
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Students investigate different rhythms, both aurally and visually, using the applet. They then quantify these rhythms based on the accented beats.
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